Al Capone Gun Sold For Nearly $110,000

A handgun that once belonged to Al Capone has sold for nearly $110,000 at Christie's Auction House in London

Wednesday, Jun 22, 2011  |  Updated 11:03 AM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Al Capone Gun Sold For Nearly $110,000

The .38 caliber revolver used by Al Capone.

advertisement

A handgun once owned by gangster Al Capone has sold for almost $110,000 at an auction in London.

Auctioneer Christie's says the Colt .38 revolver went for 67,250 pounds ($109,080) to an anonymous bidder in the room.

The auction house says the gun was manufactured in 1929, the year of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, when seven people were slain during clashes in Chicago between Capone's gang and a rival mob.

It was sold along with a letter from Madeleine Capone Morichetti, the widow of Al Capone's brother Ralph, confirming the gun "previously belonged to and was only used by Al Capone while he was alive."

The sale price was at the upper end of the pre-sale estimate of between 50,000 pounds and 70,000 pounds. It includes a buyer's premium.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out